NORFOLK, Va. – A North Carolina woman was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for her role in a large heroin and meth trafficking conspiracy that originated in Sinaloa, Mexico, and ended in her arrest in Virginia Beach.
Court documents say 31-year-old Delia Marie Salinez of Greensboro, North Carolina, was a recruiter and drug courier operating out of the conspiracy’s North Carolina distribution point.
In March 2019, records say Salinez and two of her recruits packaged and drove roughly a kilogram of heroin and a kilogram of pure methamphetamine to Virginia Beach, where they thought they were going to sell the drugs. Instead, they were arrested during a SWAT takedown operation, and the drugs were seized.
The other two couriers, Maricella Williamson and Kenya Godinez-Camacho, were sentenced to 65 and 60 months in prison, respectively.
The case was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF).